At this time of forced separation, we are reaching out to everyone in our community with affection and concern for your well-being. Our primary concern is for the health of each and every one of you, and especially for those among us who are most vulnerable.
We are grateful to everyone that has reached out to offer help to those among us who are in need, and we want to invite all who are willing and able to join in this effort.
If you need assistance, please let us know.
If you are in a high-risk category, we encourage you to stay home and allow us to shop and run errands for you so you can remain safe. We will do whatever we can to help, so please don't hesitate to reach out. Email
If you are able to join the corps of Helping Hands, please let us know.
Any contribution of time is appreciated - and we welcome as much or as little as you are able to do. If you are uncomfortable leaving your home, there are still ways you can help, such as making phone calls to fellow members to check in, communicate our love and concern, and inquire about their needs. Many of our college-age members have been forced to return home from school and we welcome their assistance as well. If you can lend a hand, reach out to
We love to come together in our synagogue to celebrate at times of joy, to support each other in times of sadness, to learn, to pray, and to engage in acts of kindness and compassion. Sadly, the current public health emergency prevents us from gathering for these activities.
Thankfully, even the limitations imposed upon us also have their limits. While we cannot join together physically, we have begun to connect with each other virtually for meetings and classes, and we are busy planning other such opportunities to maintain our connections and continue the activities of our community as best we can.
Our Education Directors are working with our dedicated and talented teachers to plan activities for our students and their families. B'nai Mitzvah tutoring is continuing through Zoom meetings. Adult Education sessions will be held on this platform, as well. And we are planning an online Shabbat Evening gathering and Shabbat morning Torah study. Details of these events will be communicated in the next few days.
In the meantime, we send you love, a warm virtual embrace, and our prayers for healing for all who are affected by illness and fear. May God be with you and bless you.
Rabbi Arnie Gluck
Leigh Miller, president